I have noticed in events where someone goes full blown looney-tunes, they don't just flip out and run off with a gun and shoot up the first moving
object they find. Instead, they seem to get involved with their mental illness. As their hatred and thirst for revenge grows, so does their plan for
exacting that revenge and proving their point.
In the months leading to their massacres, they develop plans. Plans for what to wear, plans for the area targeted, the people to hit, and the method
of their mayhem.
They use firearms for a few reasons. The image of a loaded gun in the hands of a stranger immediately strikes fear into most people... people who are
not armed themselves.
They have so much rage and delusion built up inside, they plan to inflict as much 'payback' as possible. They buy as much ammo and as many firearms as
We all know the results of someone who follows through with their plan. It is terrible and can make the most avid gun advocate consider options to
further restrict gun ownership among American masses.
There should be no further gun restrictions - at all. The guns owned by our citizens are as much insurance for our communities as they are personal
protection to their owners.
Removing guns will not slow down a developing lunatic. They will find a way to hurt our moms, dads, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, and friends,
regardless of their access to firearms.
A lunatic, who is stewing on a mass murder plan as a way to appease their tormented mind, will find a way to kill and their answer for a gun
replacement would almost undoubtedly end in much more bloodshed and loss of life than seen in the gun massacres.
It can be seen at Columbine. The murderers brought home made bombs with them. If they did not have access to guns, they would have used those bombs -
probably on a much larger scale.
Batman crazies, emulating the Joker, would have not quams about using precision placement of powerful explosives to inflict maximum carnage on anyone
in the area.
Strategically planting powerful bombs throughout an entire school or office building, then setting them off, while they watch from the comfort of a
safe location - maybe even from a computer as they flee.
These massacres are not spontaneous occurrances, the maniac plans them in detail. Their patience in planning the 'perfect' strike would allow them to
stockpile a much more powerful attack, using explosives.
Either way, guns or bombs, it is sick and should not happen. I have to ask, if the shooters didn't use guns, would the number of victims sky-rocket? I
We do not need to limit guns or the ability to own them. We need to look at the troubled kids with potential for this type of behavior. We need to
watch our kids closer, pay more attention, and acknowledge that our kids might not be the angels we want to believe, as we deflect all blame away from
them and on to someone else's kid.
Being blind to the fact that your kid might be a punk and the root to all the trouble they continually find themself in causes them more harm than it
will ever do good.
That, I think is the first step. Realizing our kids are not perfect and then holding them accountable for the troubles. Turning a blind eye and
deflecting the problems away from them is not helping them - it is ruining them.
Don't take away our last line of defence against a tyrannical government, take the blinders off and remove the silver-spoon from your kid's mouth,
treat them like real people and let them be responsible for their mis-deeds...
A freak accident of a falling projectile killing a kid is purely statistical. We are all slaves to the odds when it comes to random events like
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